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What's New - COVID-19 Updates and More

OSDH Training Resources and Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Nursing Homes

Telligen QI ConnectTM - Improving healthcare quality for people living and working with Medicare.

Reach for the Stars - A Five-Star Quality Measure Learning Collaborative

Click here for more information.

New DRAFT item sets

A new DRAFT version of the 2020 MDS item sets (v1.18.0) scheduled to become effective October 1, 2020 and the DRAFT version of the MDS 3.0 Item Set Change History for October 2020 (v1.18.0) was posted on CMS website. These files are located in the Downloads section at the bottom of the page. Please note that Section G has been removed from all Federal item sets. 

Quality Measure and Coding: Bowel and Bladder

Quality measure review and proper documentation for loss of bowel and bladder control assists in improving the quality of care for your residents. Click on the following links to learn more about this quality measure and coding.

Nursing Home Scorecard

Click here for an overview of Oklahoma nursing home performance with comparative data from region and nation for select long-stay quality measures for the period ending March 31, 2017. Note: Statistical significance was determined based on the 95% confidence interval. Email for more information.

QIES MDS Resources

QIES Multimedia Resources

  • CMS YouTube Training Videos for MDS 3.0 - From the "MDS 3.0 Training Materials" web page, videos are located towards the bottom under "Related Links Outside CMS".  MP4 video files are also provided just in case your facility is not able to access the videos via YouTube website.  
  • Access to CASPER Quality Measure (QM) Reports YouTube Video, December 2015, click here.
  • Access to CASPER Quality Measure (QM) Reports PowerPoint Slides in .PDF, December 2015, click here. (.pdf, 624.3 KB file)
  • MDS 3.0 Corrections YouTube Video, December 2013, click here.
  • MDS 3.0 Corrections PowerPoint Slides in .PDF, December 2013, click here. (.pdf, 938.0 KB file)
  • MDS 3.0 Corrections Q&A PowerPoint Slides in .PDF, December 2013, click here. (.pdf, 201.0 KB file)

MDS Regulations

MDS Forms and Manuals

MDS Software

Nursing Facilities have two options available for obtaining software specific to the transmission of MDS assessment data:

  1. Facilities may obtain software developed by private vendors, but need to ensure the software meets the minimum specifications established by CMS.

  2. Facilities may obtain JRAVEN / RAVEN software, developed and maintained by CMS, free of charge.  JRAVEN / RAVEN Help Desk information may be found on the CMS/QTSO web page links below.

JRAVEN / RAVEN Software for Long Term Care Providers:

Dialer Software (Juniper Client/Verizon):

MDS Reports

Special Announcements


Related Topics


  • Diane Henry, State RAI Coordinator 
  • Wanda Roberts, State Automation Coordinator
  • Holly Murphy, RN Consultant
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